In six years, the digger designed by experts from the Space Research Centre PAS is scheduled to start working on the Moon. It will deliver lunar dust to the device that will convert it into water and oxygen. Tests of the digger will begin in Warsaw in July.
Microorganisms, spiders, barley seedlings and new materials have been sent to the stratosphere by scientists from the University of Silesia, who want to check how the conditions in the stratosphere will affect them. The initiative was awarded during the Global Space Balloon Challenge 2019.
If you want to do a genetic test, use a certified laboratory, preferably one that operates at a large medical centre, advises Prof. Katarzyna Tońska, a geneticist from the University of Warsaw. She points out that in Poland there is chaos in legal regulations concerning DNA testing.
The smallest structures of a living organism can be watched "at work". Researchers have obtained sharp images of working and communicating cells. The innovative imaging methods have been developed by Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski`s team from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The Medical University of Lublin leads, and the University of Gdańsk and the Poznań University of Medical Sciences are in the top 10 of the ranking of the share of female authorships of scientific publications at universities around the world, according to Nature Communications.
The future of computer science are quantum computers, which may allow to perform many tasks better, faster and cheaper, says Adam Glos, a PhD student at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gliwice, who is working on such solutions.
The impact of turbulence in the flowing cooling material on the safety of nuclear reactors is the subject of research of Tomasz Kwiatkowski, a PhD student from the National Centre for Nuclear Research. He will present his research during the competition for scientists dealing with nuclear safety.
A team of scientists from the Centre of New Technologies of the University of Warsaw is working on a device that will save light and store it in quantum memory. The so-called multimode quantum memory based on cold rubidium atoms may be useful, for example, in secure communication.